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Bethel University

Mishawaka, IN


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Connecting You to Your Calling

We invite you to come to Bethel University and discover not just what we have to offer, but to discover your purpose in this journey called life. You’ll quickly discover that what sets us apart from other universities is our intentionality toward strong academics, mentoring, spiritual formation and relationships.

Strong Academics

Bethel has over 50 areas of study and we are adding more every year. There is no better place to explore your unique talents and discover your passion. Our knowledgeable faculty members are passionate teachers in their respective fields. They want to see you succeed, not just in your education but in your life’s calling, too. That’s why many of them are mentors outside the classroom (two thirds of full-time employees serve as mentors).


While you work on discovering God’s plan for your life you will be supported along the way. Mentoring is something we place high importance on at Bethel University and it shows in the statistics; 7 out of 10 students are mentored during their time here. With the encouragement of staff, faculty and peers, you will find help throughout your collegiate journey in all aspects of life.

Spiritual Formation

At the core of all that we do is the focus on your spiritual development. We are dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the church and the world. Spiritual growth is nurtured at chapel (the heartbeat of Bethel) twice per week and in small group gatherings where you can dive deeper into your walk with God.


Your life’s journey is unique. Bethel’s mission is to guide you from the beginning of your college search, through graduation, and on to your calling and life’s work. Our close-knit community has a passion for helping students and connections to provide opportunities for internships and positions post-graduation.


Our urban setting makes campus the perfect location for job shadowing, internships and countless opportunities for employment. We’ll assist you in fulfilling your unique calling by discovering your gifts, discerning God’s plan, and obtaining the life skills necessary through appropriate internship and job opportunities.

At the end of your collegiate journey, we want you to leave knowing exactly who you are – who you are in Christ, who you are in this world, and who you are as a person. Bethel wants you to be the best version of yourself.

Be True. Be Blue. Be You.

Location & Contact

Address 1001 Bethel Circle
Mishawaka, IN  46545
United States
Contact Stephanie Hochstetler
Director of Admission
Phone: 574-807-7600
Fax: 574-807-7650

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Recommended Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 15th Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 540 480 590
SAT Math 535 470 580
ACT Composite 22 19 24

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

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Student Body

Total Undergrad students
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Hispanic/Latino 11.07%
Black or African American 10.48%
White or Caucasian 65.84%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.17%
Asian 1.11%
Two or more races 7.41%
Other 1.02%


Male (37.7%)
Female (62.3%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 54%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Community Service Day, Midnight Breakfast and Spiritual Emphasis Weeks

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government, Psychology Club, Campus Activities Board and Theatre Club

Campus Security & Safety

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Men's Sports

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Bowling No Checkmark Checkmark
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Lacrosse No No No
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Softball No No No
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Women's Sports

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Baseball No No No
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Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
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Lacrosse No Checkmark Checkmark
Rugby No No No
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Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 61
Part-time - 132
Male - 83
Female - 110
Bethel University